Seaoil, Double Dragon partner for P350-M SCTEx mega station

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 06:22 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Seaoil Philippines Inc., the country's largest independent oil company, has announced a P350-million collaboration with City Mall Commercial Centers Inc. (CMCCI), the mall development arm of DoubleDragon Properties Corporation, to put up its mega station along the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx).

The two-hectare property will be the first mega station to rise along SCTEx and will be operational by the end of the year. It will house some of the most popular fast food establishments in the country.

20th Panagbenga: A continuing showcase of Cordillera culture

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:24 p.m.

FACETS of highland culture will be seen in the 20th celebration of the Baguio Flower Festival.

Panagbenga Cultural Society chairman Carmencita Zuñiga said performers in the weekend parades will show off snippets of cultures from the mountains as seen in their costumes, accessories, dance steps and sound.

Diverse food stalls seen in Baguio Blooms

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:23 p.m.

THE Baguio Flower Festival is not only a celebration of the blooming of flowers, but the blossoming together of the different cultures in the Summer Capital.

Known as the "Melting Pot of the North", Baguio City is home not only to the indigenous peoples of the Cordilleras but to immigrants from the different parts of the Philippines and of the world.

Benguet blooms find way to Manila’s elite

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:16 p.m.

SAYANGAN, Atok, Benguet – Northern Blossoms Flower Farms located in this municipality of Benguet has been humbly and quietly supplying some of Metro Manila’s elite society functions and five star hotel chains with their locally grown rare varieties of ornamental flowers.

The two hectare flower farm is now busy entertaining guests with its two unit lodging cottage, and owner Mellany Ganayan affably doing the hands on tour, guiding visitors to some tourist spots in the area, aiming to help the municipality gain income through tourism.

Top Baguio musicians to perform for ailing girl

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:10 p.m.

BAGUIO City’s pioneer and succeeding-generation folk and country musicians will go down memory in a reunion concert this Sunday evening (March 1) at Irisan barangay to help work out an ailing 24-year old girl’s dream of restoring her life back to normal by freeing herself from life-time hemodialysis due to kidney failure.

Improved barangays in sanitation named

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:08 p.m.

THREE barangays topped this year’s search for Most Improved Barangay in Environmental Sanitation Practices.

The search was launched in July 2013 by the City Government of Baguio under the Health Services Office-Sanitation Division (HSO-SD) to encourage and inspire the different barangays to work towards making a remarkable dent on environmental sanitation conditions.

MOA strengthens Save Balili Coalition

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:06 p.m.

STAKEHOLDERS of the "Salaknib ti Waig" program converged Tuesday at the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) Multi-purpose hall to put in paper their renewed commitment to sustain rehabilitation efforts being undertaken to save its rivers.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Department of Environment and Natural Resources OIC regional director Paquito Moreno Jr. and heads of the different colleges, universities, non-government organizations and barangay officials spearheaded the signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) strengthening their role as guardians of inland waterways of the city.

BCDA, lessees meet

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 09:39 p.m.

BASES Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) lawyer, Peter Paul Andrew Flores, OIC-General Counsel of the BCDA Legal Services Department, met with 3rd party lessees to try to find a middle ground.

"We are government and we cannot allow them to suffer," Flores said adding the lessees are 2nd generation problems which the government will ultimately inherit from the issue surrounding Camp John Hay Development Corporation (CJHDEVCO) and BCDA.

Flotation technology plant in Itogon on

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 09:34 p.m.

THE Gravitational-Flotation Technology plant project in Itogon, Benguet is on.

The construction of the gravitational-flotation technology pilot plant has officially begun with a ground-breaking ceremony today, February 27.

Tadian, Mt. Province launches Ayyoweng Festival

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 08:59 p.m.

THE 7th Ayyoweng di Lambak ed Tadian in Mt. Province has officially started.

The festival, which was launched yesterday, February 26, is expected not only to celebrate thanksgiving this year but will highlight the indigenous way of living.

Mountain Province to employ 878 students under SPES

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 08:54 p.m.

BONTOC, Mountain Province -- To support the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) of the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole), the Provincial Government, nine municipal governments and two tertiary schools in the province will be employing a total of 878 students this summer vacation.

DTI-assisted SMEs post P1.247-B sales in 2014

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 09:48 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-assisted Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Central Luzon posted domestic sales of P1.247 billion in 2014.

DTI OIC-Regional Director Judith Angeles disclosed that an increase of some P70 million compared to 2013 was noted for 2014.

Council to act on TPLEX

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 09:10 p.m.

THE City Council of Baguio will come up with a resolution showing its stand on the issue of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway.

But whether it's supporting the original plan of the Department of Public Works and Highways or the re-alignment as proposed by former Pangasinan fifth district representative Mark Cojuangco, is yet to be discussed by the body.

Child labor free project gains ground

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 08:52 p.m.

THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) is pleased with the positive response of the different local communities in the Child-Labor Free Barangay Project.

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, in her recent visit to the Summer Capital, shared her satisfaction in the cooperation at the community level in as far as protecting the children against hazards and negative effects of labor to children is concerned.

DSWD encourages parents to use positive disciplining

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 08:46 p.m.

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is in an effort to change perspectives and practices on disciplining children by teaching positive disciplining techniques to parents here.

Social Worker Mae Aromin shared that positive disciplining is one of the newest techniques in rearing children, which aims to let the children understand the consequences of their actions. This is in contrast to the common practice that is related to classical conditioning, which involves punishment of undesirable actions or behaviors.

Buguias police nab drug suspects

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 08:35 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Police nabbed three drug suspects and confiscated several illegal drugs from their possession.

Buguias police arrested Agosto Singwa Paayas, known as a lead in selling illegal drugs and listed as one of the drug personalities in the province, was nabbed in an eatery in Abatan on February 23.

DepEd to act on lot titles

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 08:51 p.m.

THE Department of Education will act on untitled school lots.

Education Secretaty Armin Luistro said the department is already coordinating with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to make sure education will not be compromised due to the problem on land title of schools.

CJHDevCo, an example of failed PPP – Sobrepeña

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 08:24 p.m.

CAMP John Hay Development Corporation (CJHDevCo) president Robert John Sobrepeña said the situation they are facing is an example of a Private Public Partnership gone wrong.

"This has lessened my belief in the PPP program," he told media recently.

Luistro: K-12 needed in Asean success

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 08:21 p.m.

THERE should be at least one junior and senior high school per municipality in Cordillera.

The Department of Education and local government units are mandated to ensure each municipality in the region have at least one school to accommodate junior and senior high students as part of the K-12 program.

JHMC told to stop barring government projects in JH villages

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 08:18 p.m.

THE Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) and the John Hay Management Corporation (JHMC) should refrain from barring the implementation of government projects as well as the entry of construction materials in the barangays located within the Camp John Hay.

The City Council pushed this in a resolution adopted after heads of the barangays complained against the BCDA-JHMC's restrictions that have affected even the development programs of their communities.

Entrepreneur turns exporter with government aid

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 08:15 p.m.

BANGUED, Abra -- A local entrepreneur is now an exporter, thanks to the technical support program of the government especially the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

The JB Campol Furniture Shop owned and managed by Mr. and Mrs. John B. Campol of Barangay Poblacion, Boliney has gone a long way since it started operation in the early 1980s.

Banks to comply with computerized deposit record-keeping rules

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 08:15 p.m.

THE Rules and Regulations Governing Computerized Records of Bank Deposits (Regulatory Issuance 2015-01) issued by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) is effective starting on February 27, 2015.

Jobs in DepEd available

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:30 p.m.

COLLEGE instructors and professors who might be losing their tenure due to the K-12 program can be absorbed by the Department of Education (DepEd).

Education Secretary Armin Luistro, in his visit to the Summer Capital over the weekend, said those who might be losing their positions in colleges and universities due to the implementation of senior high school can be absorbed by the national plantilla if they are qualified.

Ibalois wrap up festival

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:24 p.m.

PRAYERS calling on Mateo Cariño, the great Ibaloi chieftain, were performed in traditional Dawit ceremonies at the Ibaloi Park, Monday morning.

The three-day celebration of the 2nd Ibaloi festival commenced Monday with prayers calling on Ibaloi ancestors followed by ecumenical prayers by Reverend Father Emmanuel Panayo and Reverend Pastor John Fianza.

PMA recognizes 9 outstanding Cavs

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:22 p.m.

NINE Cavaliers were awarded during this year's Philippine Military Academy alumni homecoming held Saturday.

Highlighted in this year's homecoming was the recognition given to nine outstanding Cavaliers who have shown exemplary performances in service.

SAF 44 remembered in PMA alumni homecoming

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:18 p.m.

FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City -- Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Cavaliers converged to pay homage to their alma mater, in a show of unity amidst issues hounding the military today.

Keynote speaker Eduardo Oban, executive director for the Presidential Commission on Visiting Forces, underscored peace in his speech saying, “Lasting peace is universal but peace does not mean the absence of war.”

DSWD, Tinglayan strengthen partnership to guide Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:15 p.m.

AFTER the report of Tinglayan, Kalinga Mayor Johnny Maymaya about the Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries' grant misuse and misdemeanor in his area, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) - Cordillera Administrative Region conducted a field validation on January 21-23 in three barangays in Tinglayan, Kalinga.

Duterte: Federalism an alternative to BBL

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 06:23 p.m.

THE public should either support the Bangsamoro Basic Law or federalism, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said recently.

114 drug-affected barangays in Cordillera identified

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 05:56 p.m.

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has identified 114 areas in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) which have drug problems.

UST prof stresses heritage conservation

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 05:37 p.m.

A PROFESSOR underscored last Friday the importance of heritage and its conversation in a talk at the University of the Philippines-Baguio.

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